The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has issued new instructions for applicants to obtain their National Identification Number (NIN).
The spokesman for the Commission, Kayode Adegoke, gave the new instructions in a statement on Tuesday titled, “NIMC adopts booking system for NIN enrolment.”
Adegoke urged all applicants to use face masks, maintain social distancing and wash their hands while at its centres across Nigeria.
He also advised applicants to visit any of the NIMC Offices closest to them during stipulated business hours (9am – 1pm).
The statement read in part, “Mindful of the second wave of the COVID-19 which continues to severely affect public health and cause unprecedented disruptions, the Commission wishes to announce that it has adopted a couple of measures to contain the spread of the virus whilst ensuring its services to Nigerians are not entirely interrupted.
“Effective December 30, 2020, attending to applicants would be based on Booking System. For Bookings, applicants are to visit any of the NIMC Offices closest to them during stipulated business hours (9am – 1pm).
“Once admitted into the office, a Number-Issuing queue management system will be in place to ensure orderliness and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.